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Blu Stone Bistro

661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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TRIPDIVER
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Different type of menu and close to airport. It has good service and tapas style menu with a nice atmosphere. Upscale with out the price. There is also a nice connecting hotel.

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The food was good. The motif was nice. Prices were fair. The service was bad. The waitress was very nice, but some how my order was very late arriving at my table. Two coworkers joined us and ordered much later, but they were served very quickly. My dinner arrived after the two of them had finished. Should have been comped,... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Came here since our airport hotel didn't have a restaurant and what a pleasant surprise. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our drinks were perfect. And dinner - so much more than we expected. The macaroni and cheese was delish - some of the best I've had. Same for the flatbread. The salads were good but should I ever end... More 

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Palenville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My wife and I enjoy dining at the Blu Stone 3 times a year as we stay in the Hotel Indigo overnight when returning home to Bermuda...My wife especially enjoys the small bites menu as she is not a big eater and usually opts for the small bites scallops while I generally go for the pasta special...However be wary that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The new addition to the menu is delicious, the vegetarian dish. Huge portion and reasonable. Besides the vegetarian dish the service is impeccable and staff is extremely friendly. For an appetizer the kale Caesar is a must. The restaurant also has many gluten free options available. A gem in the capital region.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved this small place, located a convenient 10 minutes from the Albany, NY Airport. We had about 90 minutes pre-flight and were looking for some good local fare. This restaurant more than delivered. Wonderful fresh scallops, Ahi Tuba, paella, all were served with lovely presentation with sparkling fresh sauces. The wine selection was good and not overpriced. And the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were welcomed like old friends, seated promptly at the outside table of our choice where we were served promptly, attentively, but never obtrusively to a relaxing evening of wine, food, and fresh air. We spent part of the afternoon at Saratoga race track. Which is one of our summer special things to do. This fun Bistro and the adjoining... More 

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Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Contemporary atmosphere; friendly, attentive service. Stopped before picking our (adult) kids up from the airport. Caprese salad was fresh, flavorful, lovely. Ripe tomatoes, authentic cheese. Flatbread pizza was too heavy on the garlic for me, but garlic lovers wouldn't complain! The California had lots of fresh basil, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Crust is homemade, thin, crisp, and has a real... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food and drinks! Had appetizers and a sandwich were were very tasty. The Sangria was amazing! The drinks were a little pricey for Albany. Our drinks were $9-$11. Its right across the street from the Desmond.

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Niskayuna, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Highly recommend dinner here. From the moment you walk in the staff was very attentive. The Tuna tartar app was outstanding. The California pizza was also very good. The Salmon and yellow fin tuna dishes were delicious. Excellent presentation on all the dishes as well. The only negative - no live band playing. Will definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Blu Stone Bistro

Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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